Tonari no Kashiwagi-san
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Tonari no Kashiwagi-san

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Synonyms: Kashiwagi-san, My Desk Neighbour
Japanese: となりの柏木さん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 24, 2009 to Aug 24, 2016
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool
Authors: Shimotsuki, Kinusa (Story & Art)


Score: 7.321 (scored by 72077,207 users)
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Ranked: #40082
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Popularity: #523
Members: 19,311
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High school student Yuuto Sakuraba does not conceal his hardcore otaku nature or the fact that he is heavily into moe drawings from an artist named Sayane. At school, he is seated next to Kotone Kashiwagi, the school idol who shows distaste toward otaku culture. One day, however, Yuuto stumbles upon Kotone in the otaku store he works at, discovering that Kotone is also an otaku!

This chance encounter brings the two unlikely friends closer, Yuuto promising that he will keep her passion a secret. They soon have secret meetings to discuss their common interests. But what Yuuto doesn't know is that Kotone Kashiwagi is, in fact, the moe artist Sayane!

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Aug 9, 2020
Proto57 (All reviews)

This manga is focused on 4 characters essentially. The MC and the main girl and the secondary friends.

Basically this story is a classic slice of life, school, romance. There is no drama but it doesnt mean the story is not serious. MC is the pathetic cliche otaku and he will quickly fall in love with his classmate, a shy and mysterious popular girl that seems cold because she never talks to anyone. They will learn to be partner and MC will quickly confess (it's important to note that, it's not that much a spoiler, it's just for you know that it's not of those manga read more
Dec 7, 2019
curisuchan (All reviews)
To be honest this is my second time reading this manga this is because the first time i read this back then, it was not yet finished i guess it only have 50-60 chapters available at that time, well putting that aside this aside i finished re-reading this manga(completely) in just two days(The same day and definite time while writing this review), yeah it still took me a lot of time but that's because i still don't want yet to finished reading this manga, yeah that's why it took me two days, but what they say all things must come to an end to read more
Aug 5, 2011
Klabautermann (All reviews)
Do the main characters look like a perfect, womanly tsundere and a pathetic shy guy? They do? Well they are finally not. Finally, someone dared to make two characters that actually ARE alike in some aspects. The rule of 'opposites attract' is finally out of practice in at least ONE manga! Bring the champagne, we're about to celebrate one of the better girl-ish reads out here, Tonari no Kashiwagi-san!

The idea of having two characters eager to befriend each other is so very simple, so it truly begs a question of why hasn't anyone else thought of that before? The progress of the light plot is read more
Jan 7, 2013
azurekim1 (All reviews)
I made a review on this manga already but I thought I re-do this because I want people to feel what I am feeling about this manga... One thing: This manga is the true concept of MOE...

Story: The story is the usual high school genre but I gave the story a 9 because the story is not on the fact of the high school itself but the building of relationship of the guy and the girl... And then another couple comes in which makes the story really interesting at the same time...

Art: I don't know what to say... Perfect? Improbable? Miraculous? The Art in read more

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